The Grayson 8U Dixie Youth All-Stars won the state championship last weekend in Leesburg.
Grayson won eight straight games to go undefeated in the tournament. The Rams capped off a successful week by defeating Buford two straight games in a best-out-of-three championship series to win the Dixie youth state title.
Grayson was down 7-0 in the bottom of the fourth in the last game against Buford. The Rams rallied to get two runs in the fourth and five runs in the bottom of the fifth inning to send the game into extra innings.
In the bottom of the seventh inning, Grayson got the winning run across the plate.
Team members are Fisher Procter, Kolton Goodbar, Evan Smithson, Ethan Golemo, Jacob Jones, Justin Ethridge, Tanner Bronnum, Michael Williamson, Gavin Chambers, Brodey Conn, Walter Braxton and Nathan Beckman.
The team is coached by Rob Smithson, Casey Procter, Rob Smithson, Jonathon Ethridge and Kyle Goodbar.
Wildcats win ASA state championship
The Duluth Wildcats 94 won the 18U-A ASA Georgia state championship.
The Wildcats went undefeated with wins over Team Georgia, Magic, Outrage, Trouble, Elite Gamers and then faced Team Georgia again in the championship and won 9-0. The Wildcats outscored their opponents 55-12 in the tournament.
The Wildcats play and train out of Shorty Howell Park and Bunten Road Park in Duluth. The team is part of the Duluth Youth Baseball and Softball Association (DYBSA). They will be playing next in the ASA 18U-A Nationals July 29 through Aug. 5 in Johnson City, Tenn.
Team members are Jeanie Perrucci, Toni Perrucci, Morgan Sikes, Amanda Rutkowski, Courtney Czentnar, Amberly Hays, Caitlynn Cooper, Tori Martinez, Taylor Cox, Mary Johnson, Grace DeBoer, Kyra Odum, Taylor Garrett, Jordan Smalls and Cheyenne Maske.
The team is coached by Mario Perrucci, Joe Cox and Jon Johnson.
Three Gwinnett players selected to Perfect Game all-tourney team
Three Gwinnett County baseball players were selected to Perfect Games' all-tournament team. Peachtree Ridge's Joey Ruiz and Hayden Nechanicky and Mill Creek's Logan Mosely were selected to the team.
The players were evaluated during the 16U BCS finals on June 30 through July 6 at Terry Park in Fort Meyers, Fla. They were selected based on firsthand observations as well as statistical data compiled using GameChanger, the official scoring application of Perfect Game and the WWBA.